Gaunt and emaciated but happy at their release from Japanese captivity two Allied prisoners pack their meager belongings after being freed near Yokohama Japan on September by men of an American mercy squadron
The Canadian Winnipeg Grenadiers in the Battle of Hong Kong Lance Cpl. William Bell (bottom right). His brother, Gordon Bell, (top left) died in a POW camp. Friend Denis Matthews (bottom left) died in battle and his brother, Norman Matthews, (top ri
Documentary research and hundreds of interviews with POWs on three continents, book re-creates the experience of Allied POWs of the Second World War in the Pacific -- British, Australian, American and Dutch. The Japanese army took over 140,000 military prisoners, and one in four died at the hands of their captors. Drawing directly on the vivid memories of the survivors, the the reader is brought close to the atrocities of the Burma--Siam railway and the Bataan death march.
British Commonwealth’s Troops Defend Hong Kong to Death, CCP Twisted History
American and Filipino prisoners of war captured by the Japanese are shown at the start of the Death March after the surrender of Bataan on April near Mariveles in the Philippines. Starting from Mariveles on April some American and Fili
Message from a prisoner of war Elmer McKnight of the Winnipeg Grenadiers was one of three brothers captured by the Japanese in Hong Kong in December 1941. Later, they formed a band in captivity and their rendition of this song was played during a Japanese propaganda radio broadcast. It was heard in Canada, where Gordon Thompson eventually published it, with all proceeds going into a trust fund for the McKnight brothers when they returned to Winnipeg after the war.